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Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
quote significant, george, is because the democratic majority and the senate and the president of the united states don't want to cut any spending of any consequence. they don't want to do anything on the entitlement side. you know, 60% of what we spend every year is interest on the national debt and very popular entitlement programs. until we address the entitlement programs and make the eligibility for entitlements meet the demographics of our country, we can't ever solve this problem. if we want to have the kind of country for our children and grandchildren that our parents left behind for us, the time to do that is now. ironically divided government is the perfect time to do it because you can pull both sides together and do things that need to be done for the future, and the american people will understand since you did it together, it was absolutely necessary. >> it does seem difficult. i want to turn to another issue. there are reports this week that president obama may nominate your former colleague chuck hagel for defense secretary as early as tomorrow. when senator hagel left the s
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am EST
durbin do that my state, most of the drugs now coming across the mexican border into the united states comes through across the arizona senora border so border enforcement is very important. we have made progress on border enforcement. there's been significant improvements but still have a ways to go but i'm confident, guardedly optimistic, that this time we can get it done. >> citizenship is obviously the most controversial aspect for some of your republican colleagues and you've gone back and forth. in 2005 you were for it. by 2010 you wanted border security first and, quote, certainly no amnesty, so you're solidly behind a pathway to citizenship. how do you convince some of those republicans who are not behind it. >> well, first of all, i've always been for border security. i mean, there are citizens in my state who do not live in a secure environment. we live in a pretty secure environment here in the senate, have guards and there's people every night in the part -- the southern part of my state that have drug traffickers and people going across, the guns. >> so how do you convince
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
. wouldn't it be more powerful if the president and key republicans had a united front? >> well, george, this process will begin shortly. another effort here to finally get immigration reform and at that point i think you'll see us working with democrats and republicans, people outside of washington, there's a huge consensus in the business community, in the faith community for immigration reform. so, yeah, our hope is that we can do this. maybe this is an issue that doesn't have to be as hard as it should -- as it needs to be. should be something where there seems to be a consensus in the country. i think there is a political necessity for the republican party to do this and we believe it's the right thing to do for our country and our economy. >> i know you want to put the weight of the president's campaign behind all these issues, new organization, organizing for action, a new political action committee. unlimited donations from corporations, but the president will disclose all donors. >> yes, we will voluntarily disclose all donors and we're very excited. the people who made
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
united front that will get something done quickly. >> i think that is going to happen. immigration is going to be first up. that's his top priority. obviously he's got to reach out to the senate. the real question is will there be a consensus on a path to citizenship? that's the toughest issue for i think republicans and the question of the time frame for that. so if there is a consensus on that, i think -- i mean i think immigration is going to be the biggest area of momentum -- >> when you look back, governor, there are 20 issues on immigration and you just nailed the hardest one. >> right. >> and you're saying, okay -- only serious about doing something on immigration if you concede on the one that is the most difficult to occur. >> that won't be part of i it? >> i think it is the toughest issue for republicans. >> you mean dealing with 11 million -- >> is citizenship. that's the toughest issue and this is what -- this is how the white house works. you give us the touchdown and then, you know, we'll -- then maybe we'll worry -- if you concede failure -- if you concede kapit layings
Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
future attacks against the united states. we have achieved that goal. we are in the process of achieving that goal. >> he said we're in the process of achieving that goal. is he right about that and is it sustainable after 2014? >> the short answer is no. what we started in afghanistan after 9/11 was a warranted war of necessity. we expanded it over the years, particularly under president obama in 2009 when we tripled our forces and we decided to go after the taliban, essentially join afghanistan's civil war and nation build. the idea that we're going to be able to leave behind a self-sustaining capable afghanistan able to for a government to keep control of its territory, we're not going to be able to do it. it was a mistake to try. we won't achieve that result. essentially what we'll fall back to is what we could have years ago, a limited mission with trainers and advisers on the ground and when we have to, we'll send in special forces or drones to deal with if there are, for example, remnants of al qaeda who move back into the country. >> the president that wants to run the
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